MJ Guthrie

Community Manager

When not immersed in her favorite virtual worlds, MJ can be found hanging out with her family, reading, coaching/playing sports, writing fiction, singing, and dabbling in graphic design (in random order, depending on mood and season). Her favorite part of MMOs? Observing the dynamics of virtual communities. That psychology degree has to come in handy somewhere, doesn't it?

MJ's Massively Overpowered adventures can be found many places: She investigates Secret World Legends/The Secret World's conspiracies in Chaos Theory, chronicles the EverQuest franchise in EverQuesting, practices survival in many sandboxes with The Survivalist, and livestreams for the Stream Team.

Personal blog: Looking for Shinies
Twitter: @MJ_Guthrie

Secret World Legends’ Krampusnacht includes daily gifts for all alts

Apparently all Secret World Legends characters have been good girls and boys this year because they are all getting gifts for Krampusnacht! Community Manager Andy Benditt announced in the game’s official Discord channel that the winter holiday’s daily event rewards — which in previous events were restricted to just one character on the account — can be claimed by every character. These rewards are mostly holiday-themed titles, clothing, pets, and a sprint.

Will the event include the celebrations from The Secret World of yore, or will something new be introduced? We’ll keep you posted when new information is available. Krampusnacht will run from December 12th, 2017, until January 2nd, 2018. A new loot cache will be introduced when the event begins.

Source: SWL official discord


The Stream Team: Storming the castle in ARK: Ragnarok

Massively OP’s MJ loves castles, and she loves exploring. Luckily for her, ARK’s Ragnarok map combines them both! There’s a castle overlooking Viking Bay that she’s excited to finally explore. Is it just an empty shell, or does it hold secrets to discover? Maybe it could be her next home! Join us live at 12:00 p.m. as MJ finally gets to storm a castle!

What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

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The Stream Team: Speed building in Conan Exiles

Usually, building in Conan Exiles is a long process. Much of that time goes to gathering the materials. Crafting itself may be the quickest part as — at least for Massively OP’s MJ — placing your pieces just right might take a great deal of time (and not a few do-overs!). So what if you can forgo the first two steps and just focus on the actual construction? What could you build? MJ is going to demonstrate some speed building with the various components. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to see what designs she comes up with.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 1st, 2017

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The Stream Team: Staying toasty warm in Secret World Legends’ Scorched Desert

Are you dreading the chill of winter? Well join Massively OP’s MJ in the hot Egyptian sands of Secret World Legends! There no snow for miles around — just hot, dry sand and the cultists who want to spill your blood upon it.  Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ continues to help the Marya rid their town of trouble.

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

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EverQuesting: First impressions of EverQuest II’s Planes of Prophecy

November: A month of colorful, falling leaves, Thanksgiving… and an EverQuest II expansion! That’s right, the 11th month isn’t allowed to finish up until we have our next serving of Norrathian goodness, and Daybreak delivered it to us on the 28th. Regardless of not yet finishing up the content in previous expansions, I couldn’t not immediately dive in and explore this new piece of EQII! I mean, me, not explore a favorite world? That’s crazy talk! With only two days (and interrupted ones at that!) to peek into and poke around, what did I find in Planes of Prophecy? Here are my first impressions.

Hop on the Plane

Luckily for me, you don’t need to complete the Signature Quest line (or in my case, even start it) in Kunark Ascending to be able to access the new zone, the Plane of Magic. If you are level 100 and own the expansion, all you need to now is how to get there. For that, you could do like I first did and hop from world bell to druid portal to wizard spire to find the way. Alternately, you could read the in-game mail that is delivered to every level 100 that tells you to visit any wizard spire. It makes sense: Travel to a Plane of Magic through a magical wizard portal! Obviously, I immediately jumped in a portal.

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The Stream Team: The final KOTFE chapter in SWTOR

It has been quite the journey through SWTOR’s Knights of the Fallen Empire for Massively OP’s MJ and Larry, and they couldn’t have done it without you, the audience. No, really: You’ve made all the important decisions! But it’s all about to come to an end; the duo starts the final chapter today, discovering the fallout of SCORPIO’s actions. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. to help wrap this story up. (But don’t worry, there’s a whole other expansion to dive into for Choose My Alignment after this one!)

What: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Who: Larry Everett & MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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The Stream Team: A first peek at EverQuest II’s Planes of Prophecy

Norrath has expanded! EverQuest II’s Planes of Prophecy expansion launched today, and Massively OP’s MJ just has to explore it. Can she find her way into Solusek Ro’s Tower? It’s full of fire and lava, and you know that MJ loves fire. Then there’s the Bastion of Thunder, which is claimed to contain four aspects of storms. Storms too? This just gets better and better! Join us live at 8:00 p.m. for a first peek into today’s expansion.

What: EverQuest II
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Get your Wizard101 Empyrean Castaway’s Bundle

Did you miss out on the holiday deals this weekend? Well, Massively OP’s MJ has something better than a sale: a giveaway! She has a handful of Wizard101’s Empyrean Castaway’s Bundles to share. Like most bundles, it comes with armor, a pet, and a mount. And on top of a house, it includes an extra housing space elixir! Each pack gives:

  • Castaway’s Bungalow House
  • Junk-Copter Mount
  • Puffy Packfish Pet
  • Raider Scrap Attire
  • Raider Scrap Blaster
  • Extra Housing Space Elixir

Does that list look enticing? Who wouldn’t want a personal helicopter? Well don’t miss out! You can’t beat free, so tune in live at 3:00 p.m. as MJ practices her wizard spells while giving away goodies.

What: Wizard101
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Total War Arena opens doors for a free week

If you have wanted to get in and take a look at Total War: Arena, now is your chance. The 10v10 war game is open to everyone until 4:00 a.m EST on December 4th. It also appears that everyone who joins in during this open event will be automatically granted permanent access to the closed beta to continue the fight. They will also receive three special Premium units as a gift: Tier 4 Auxiliary Cavalry, a Roman spear cavalry unit; Tier 4 Bloodsworn, a Barbarian sword unit; and Tier 4 Telesillas Argives, a Greek spear unit. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. EST to take part in the war! To download the game, visit the site for your region: North AmericaEurope, or Asia.

What: Total War: Arena
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 27th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Creeping through Conan Exiles’ second dungeon

Back when Massively OP’s MJ saw lights in the distance in Conan Exiles’ expansion, she ventured forward to discover the source. It turned out to be a dungeon! Tonight, she wrangled a group together so they can charge deeper into this mysterious holding. How long can the group survive, and what treasure will they uncover? Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. for a look inside this second dungeon.

What: Conan Exiles
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 25th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Turkeytopia bestows goodness in Trove

What is more Thanksgiving than hunting tukeys? What, you don’t hunt your own turkey? Massively OP’s MJ does — in Trove! That’s where turkeys drop boxes and you can earn pets and mounts. These are the kinds of goodies that won’t make you spend extra hours at the gym. Join us live at 12:00 p.m. as MJ gobbles up the holiday event.

What: Trove
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 25th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Escaping Black Friday in Secret World Legends’ bright Egyptian sands

What’s better than fighting mobs in the stores on Black Friday? Almost anything! But Massively OP’s MJ chooses to fight her Black Friday mobs in Secret World Legends. Both types of mobs are admittedly dangerous, but MJ would rather face the undead and cultists than shoppers. And there may not be much time left to get ready for Season 2, and she has so much she has to do in order to move out of the brightness of the desert and into the shadows of Transylvania. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to face the desert dangers.

What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 24th, 2017

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The Stream Team: A Cosmic Trial final farewell to Marvel Heroes

Massively OP’s MJ feels like she is pressing her luck, but the Marvel Heroes servers are still up (for who knows how long today!) so she’s rushing in for a final play session. Of all the plans and goals she had in game, there is one she just has to try to accomplish: the Cosmic Trial. Previous attempts failed, but MJ has a better Storm build prepared and a good — although not properly leveled-up — team up. It’s her last chance to try and beat it, so join us live at 2:00 p.m. to cheer her on and give the game a final farewell.

What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 24th, 2017

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